Daily Archives: June 25, 2014
Hey, that’s what happens when you don’t give Android a designation like “5.0” or “Lollipop.” Smartasses like me try to start a meme.
Anyway… lots of new time-eating animations (yes, one second can make a difference, dammit), the resurrection of Duarte’s damn ripple effect that I loathed in webOS, and no multiwindowing!
There’s one over at the eReadCN forum [Google Translate] that contains many screensnaps and this heinous pairing:
And one at cngadget in written in actual English.
And here is my reminder that the upcoming Pipo W2 offers more RAM and storage for the same price.
It’s at 1Pad [Google Translate].
The Ramos i8Pro is a “2/32” Windows 8.1 tablet with a 1280 x 800 HFFS eight-inch screen, 64-bit Intel Atom Bay Trail-T Z3740D quad-core CPU with a typical frequency of 1.33GHz and a peak frequency of 1.83GHz, 2GBs of RAM, 32GBs of storage, microSD card slot, microHDMI-out, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS, 2MP front and 8MP back cameras, and a 5,280 mAh battery.
With both the Dell Venue 8 Pro and Lenovo Miix 2 getting price drops (and sporadic sale prices), it’s difficult to recommend this to anyone outside of China. Plus, although it has a slightly less-powerful CPU, the upcoming Pipo W2 tablet is a better value for the money.
Over at the 5Fans forum, things have reached new heights of revolt.
One guy is so mad over not being able to use his microSD card for storage that he’s drafted an open letter to Five’s leadership asking for specific details of who they are and why the issue hasn’t been fixed [Google Translate].
The unresponsiveness of Five to this ongoing problem is a public relations disaster.
Not only does it kill sales of the 3GS, but it raises disturbing questions about how the Rockchip 3288-based Mini 4 will handle card storage.
Other companies understand when all hands on deck are needed to quash a user revolt and to save future sales.
It seems Five Technology is deaf, dumb, and blind.
For previous iFive Mini 3GS posts at this blog click here.